What's your favorite family tradition?
My favorite tradition doesn't seem that big of a deal but I love sitting at the table for meals. When I moved out of my parent's house, it was a big deal to me that we had our own dining table with a seat for each of us. There were four place settings. Our family grew by 2, we outgrew our table, and purchased another. Our new table seated all of us with a little room to spare. When my relationship with my then husband dissolved I placed his chair outside because I couldn't stand to see an empty spot. I didn't want any physical proof that there was anything missing in my family, and nothing broken. I brought the chair back inside when I met my now boyfriend. Our baby now sits in between his siblings. Every chair is filled and sitting at the table with my entire family, makes me glad. It's the little things and the physical proof that my heart is in fact, full. Recently we decided that since the table is a little weathered from tiny hands and big spills, we should buy a new one. Maybe even one that could fit one more chair.